Admiration vs Adoring - What's the difference?

admiration | adoring |


As nouns the difference between admiration and adoring

is that admiration is wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue while adoring is adoration.

As a verb adoring is

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As an adjective adoring is

showing adoration or admiration.

admiration

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue.
  • (obsolete) Wonder or questioning, without any particular positive or negative attitude to the subject.
  • * Lear: Your name, faire Gentlewoman?
    Gonerill: This admiration Sir, is much o'th' savour
    Of other your new prankes.'' —
    , I.ii.
  • (obsolete) Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration .

    Synonyms

    * wonder * approval * appreciation * adoration * reverence * worship

    Derived terms

    * admirative * admiratively

    adoring

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Showing adoration or admiration.
  • Derived terms

    * adoringly

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • adoration
  • * 1847 , Matthew Henry, James Hamilton, Daily communion with God
  • We must keep up a constant worship of God in our families, and in our closets; we must be frequent in holy adorings and admirings of God.

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